The Albemarle was built by Walter Zimmerman in 1892 at Virginia and Pacific Avenues. Originally, the site had been home to the Tremont House, a small boarding house, which Zimmerman had razed to replace with his 92-room structure. Due to the Albemarle’s proximity to Steel Pier, many performers stayed there over the years. Rosemary Clooney spent some time at the hotel in the 1940s. During this decade and the 1950s, the Albemarle was owned by the Brennen family, and the hotel also housed a Sun Ray drugstore in its Pacific Avenue corner section. As Atlantic City’s tourism industry declined in the mid-20th century, however, so did the Albemarle. It was condemned and torn down in 1970.  H049.647.94Alb004 3 

For more information, see these resources in the Atlantic City Free Public Library, Atlantic City Heritage Collections:

Local History Subject Files - Hotels
City Directories

 A 1910 postcard view of the Albemarle Hotel.
From the Atlantic City Heritage Collections, H049.647.94Alb004_3.



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